Most people I know have tried to write something sometime in their lives. Almost everybody has at least done a school creative writing assignment or tried to write an obituary for a loved one, or some other type of writing. I like to experiment with the different search engines available on the Internet to find writing. I have located an online writer or two who I really learned something from. The best way to do this is to search writing sites where people can publish their writing online. There are some really great sites such as these around.
Email is used so much these days that for a while I thought it was overused. People at work would send emails instead of walking down the hall to tell you something. I understood after a while that this was to make a history of work events in case anything needed to be backed up. I guess being an online writer and using email like that can be very useful. If there is ever a work related dispute, email can show times and dates that things occurred plus show the information. Chat programs don’t work that way and so I was told that if I ever wanted to document anything formally to do it over email and not to use chat programs.
I worked for one large software company where they have their own chat program and almost all of the employees there are chatting constantly to other workers in the huge room while they work. This is frowned on of course but tons of people get away with it. It can’t really be tracked apparently. When I was testing before my testing lead who worked in a different building used to harass me over this chat program. Or that was how I saw it. I wondered how he ever got any work done if he spent so much time writing his employees over chat. Outside of being an obsessive way some people try to combat their work boredom, being an online writer has a lot of uses these days. You can publish creative writing, send emails, chat, or otherwise keep in touch.